Improving Medical Student Mental Health

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Improving Medical Student Mental Health


Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • Improving Medical Student Mental Health
  • Jenna Duffecy PhD
    • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
    Jenna Duffecy

  • In-person
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
  • 1601 W. Taylor St.
  • Chicago IL 60612
  • Conference Room
    • Auditorium, Room 109
Event Details

Dr. Duffecy is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC. She serves as the director of UIC Resiliency Center for Student Wellbeing as well as the Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research and Services. She specializes in providing evidence-based intervention to improve mental health and stress management with a focus on issues relevant for students, including anxiety, lifestyle changes and professional development. Much of her research focuses on how digital tools can be used to improve health and mental health.


Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health


To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:



  1. Describe the significance of the problem of poor medical student mental health 
  2. Discuss strategies to improve medical student mental health
  3. Identify strengths and weaknesses to different approaches to improving medical student mental health

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Jennifer Duffecy PhD has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.